PT Problem of the Day: Who stops cars from blocking trams?
Priority measures such as tram lanes can help prevent delays to trams, which is important, as a single tram may be carrying hundreds of passengers. But those measures only work if they’re used properly. Just like bus lanes, they get blocked by thoughtless motorists driving and stopping where they’re not meant to — and policing of the lanes seems to be rare. In other cities they use vehicle-mounted cameras to improve compliance. Not so in Melbourne.
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